Solved

Two MAC addresses on one server

Posted on 2007-03-26
6
166 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-18
We have a server using Windows OS.  It is a virtual server running VMWare.  It is imaged and imported into VMWare.  Somehow, this setting registered two MAC addresses in an application running on it.  THat causes us a license issue with the application.  Our server people tried to remove the old NIC from the registry, reboot the server...  But the two MACs kept coming back.  Any suggestions?  Thanks!
0
Comment
Question by:SWangJE
6 Comments
 
LVL 48

Expert Comment

by:Jay_Jay70
ID: 18796487
SWangJE,

try creating a different hardware profile and disable the NIC in the second profile

Regards,

James
0
 
LVL 22

Expert Comment

by:65td
ID: 18802807
In device manager, select view-> show hidden devices, is it there?
0
 

Author Comment

by:SWangJE
ID: 18803054
I have just figure out my problem with our network guy.  The server I used had an old MAC address which is associated with the application's permanent license.  Then, the server got virtulized to VMware and the MAC address changed to a new one which is associated with the application's trial license that expires in 7 days.  To solve this problem, there are two ways.  First, you can change the server MAC back manually to the old one (Start>Control Panel>Network Connections>Properties>Configure>Type in the MAC address).  Second, ask the application software company to replace our license file MAC with the new one.  
The first one will cause problem if other applications running on the same server use MAC in their licensing.

Jay Jay70:  I would like to give you 50 points since the NIC does have an effect in this problem.  Thanks!
0
 
LVL 48

Expert Comment

by:Jay_Jay70
ID: 18804484
:) you would have to change the point value on the question, but seeing you solved this yourself you are entitiled to a refund :)
0
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
Computer101 earned 0 total points
ID: 20286942
PAQed with points refunded (500)

Computer101
EE Admin
0

Featured Post

How to improve team productivity

Quip adds documents, spreadsheets, and tasklists to your Slack experience
- Elevate ideas to Quip docs
- Share Quip docs in Slack
- Get notified of changes to your docs
- Available on iOS/Android/Desktop/Web
- Online/Offline

Join & Write a Comment

The HP utility "HP Lights-Out Online Configuration Utility for Windows Server 2003/2008" could be of great use when it comes to remotely configure a HP servers ILO WITHOUT rebooting the server. We would only need to create and run scripts using thi…
by Batuhan Cetin In this article I will be guiding through the process of removing a failed DC metadata from Active Directory (hereafter, AD) using the ntdsutil tool in a Windows Server 2003 environment. These steps are not necessary in a Win…
Access reports are powerful and flexible. Learn how to create a query and then a grouped report using the wizard. Modify the report design after the wizard is done to make it look better. There will be another video to explain how to put the final p…
This video gives you a great overview about bandwidth monitoring with SNMP and WMI with our network monitoring solution PRTG Network Monitor (https://www.paessler.com/prtg). If you're looking for how to monitor bandwidth using netflow or packet s…

706 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

15 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now